TV Film Information 19 – 25 April

Movies Review


FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Closed Captions (CC) accessible for Bedevil, Woodstock, The Sport, Billy Lynn’s Lengthy Halftime Stroll, Captain Improbable and Shutter Island
  • Audio Description (AD) accessible for New York, New York, The Sport and Shutter Island

 

MONDAY 19 APRIL

Twelve Canoes
10:00am, NITV

PG
Australia, 2009
Style: Drama, Omnibus Movie
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds
What’s it about?
A sequence of brief movies that paint a compelling portrait of the individuals, historical past, tradition and place of the Yolngu individuals whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land within the Northern Territory.

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Totem and Ore
12:15pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 24 April, 8:30pm)

M
Australia, New Zealand, 2019
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Mandelberg
What’s it about?
In Australia, Indigenous communities have needed to reside with nuclear weapons testing because the Nineteen Forties. This documentary explores this historical past, outlining the consequences of radioactive fallout and nuclear waste dumps on these communities, particularly within the context of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

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TUESDAY 20 APRIL

New York, New York
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, AD
USA, 1977
Style: Drama, Music, Romance
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Dick Miller, Mary Kay Place
What’s it about?
In Martin Scorsese’s epic, bold follow-up to Taxi Driver, an egotistical saxophone participant (De Niro) and a younger singer (Minnelli) meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, whilst their careers start an extended uphill climb.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Chi-City
8:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2018
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nick Budabin
What’s it about?
An underdog basketball participant from Chicago goes on a meteoric rise to turn out to be among the best school level guards within the nation. However whereas he pursues desires of the NBA, his success contrasts with the consequences of gun violence on his mates again residence.

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WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL

Takeover
1:00pm, NITV

M
Australia, 1979

Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What’s it about?
This documentary observes the profound impact on an Aboriginal neighborhood of political and bureaucratic choices made distant. Though particular to time and place, the movie is timeless and common in its observations of a battle between an Indigenous minority and a strong authorities.

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THURSDAY 22 APRIL

Do the Proper Factor
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1989
Style: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito
What’s it about?
This award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, written and directed by Spike Lee (who earned a 1990 Academy Award nomination for Finest Unique Screenplay) takes place on the most well liked day of the 12 months on a road within the Bedford-Stuyvesant part of Brooklyn. Everybody’s hate and bigotry smoulders and builds till it explodes into violence. 

SBS On Demand: Vice Information To Movie: Spike Lee

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 23 APRIL

Bedevil
12:00pm, NITV

M, CC
Australia, 1993

Style: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli 
What’s it about?
BeDevil is a trilogy of ghost tales that follows characters pestered by visions – actual, remembered and imagined. These up to date tales journey from the sparseness of the outback, by the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks in a trendy imaginative and prescient from author/director and celebrated visible artist Tracey Moffatt.

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The Flintstones
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 24 April, 10:00am)

G
USA, 1994
Style: Fantasy, Comedy, Household
Language: English
Director: Brian Levant
Starring: John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor
What’s it about?
Fashionable Stone Age household the Flintstones hit the massive display screen on this live-action model of the basic cartoon. Fred (Goodman) helps Barney (Moranis) undertake a baby. Barney sees a possibility to repay him when Slate Mining checks its workers to discover a new govt. However no good deed goes unpunished.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Sasquatch’n
9:15pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 24 April, 11:35am)

PG
Canada, 2017
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kerr Lee Sugiyama
What’s it about?
A groundbreaking investigative documentary that dives deep inside secret Native societies to uncover data concerning the Sasquatch by no means revealed earlier than.

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My Life As I Reside It
10:10pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 24 April, 12:30pm)

G
Australia, 1993
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What’s it about?
Following 1978’s landmark My Survival As An Aboriginal, Essie Coffey returns to her residence in Dodge Metropolis the place she and the A-Crew are operating within the shire elections. Inter-cutting between 1993 and 1978, the movie presents the fascinating contrasts of a society in transition.

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Woodstock
11:25pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2018
Style: Historical past, Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron
What’s it about?
In August 1969, practically half 1,000,000 individuals gathered at a farm in upstate New York to listen to music. What occurred over the subsequent three days, nevertheless, was excess of a live performance. It could turn out to be a legendary occasion – one that will outline a era and mark the tip of some of the turbulent a long time in trendy historical past. 

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England Is Mine
1:05am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2017
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Mark Gill
Starring: Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Simone Kirby, Peter McDonald, Jodie Comer
What’s it about?
The 17-year-old Steven Patrick Morrissey (Lowden) is a younger dreamer amid the robust, macho world of Nineteen Seventies northern England. When his dad and mom’ relationship begins to deteriorate, Steven blocks out household life and spends most of his time writing savage music letters to the NME. However what Steven actually needs is to turn out to be the frontman of a band – this movie tells the story of how Morrissey shaped The Smiths.

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SATURDAY 24 APRIL

Beat Road
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1984
Style: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Stan Lathan
Starring: Man Davis, Rae Daybreak Chong, Saundra Santiago, Doug E. Contemporary, Mary Alice
What’s it about?
The gang wars and violence of the ’60’s have given method to the hip-hop tradition. Now not do warlords and their gangs roam the streets possessively guarding their territory. However reasonably, break dancers, rappers, DJs, and graffiti artists have expanded their territory and objectives past instant bodily borders.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Sport
9:25pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 1997
Style: Thriller, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker
What’s it about?
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a joyless San Francisco funding banker who receives an uncommon birthday current from his estranged youthful brother, Conrad (Penn). The reward enrols Nicholas in CRS (Client Recreation Companies), an organization that designs elaborate real-life video games for every particular participant. Nicholas then turns into the sufferer of a sequence of pranks that shortly flip malicious and harmful. Directed by David Fincher (Se7enCombat Membership, The Social Community).

1997 Film Present Evaluation

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Primal
10:15pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Style: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Josh Reed
Starring: Zoe Gameau, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris
What’s it about?
A gaggle of mates journey to the bush to view historic cave work however quickly discover a horrible illness gripping one among their very own, which leaves them with nothing of their thoughts however a primal blood lust. Their solely hope of survival is thru a cave, the place one among them learns too late the which means of the work they got here to check.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Billy Lynn’s Lengthy Halftime Stroll
11:45pm, SBS

MA15+, CC
UK, China, USA, 2016
Style: Drama, Warfare
Language: English
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin
What’s it about?
Primarily based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel, this adaptation from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Lifetime of Pi, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) is advised from the viewpoint of 19-year-old non-public Billy Lynn (Alwyn) who, alongside along with his fellow troopers in Bravo Squad, turns into a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is introduced residence quickly for a victory tour. The movie reveals what actually occurred to the squad – contrasting the realities of the battle with America’s perceptions. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Captain Improbable
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
USA, 2016
Style: Journey, Comedy, Drama
Language: English, Esperanto
Director: Matt Ross
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso
What’s it about?
Raised within the forest and dwelling off the grid, six youngsters enterprise out into the world for the primary time after their lately widowed father (Mortensen, in an Oscar-nominated efficiency) takes them on a highway journey. Additionally starring 1917‘s George MacKay. 

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Shutter Island
1:45am, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2010
Style: Thriller, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley
What’s it about?
In 1954, as Chilly Warfare tensions develop and trendy psychiatric remedy begins to stick, two U.S. Marshals arrive on a secluded island in Boston Harbour to analyze a a number of murderess who has vanished from her cell at a extremely safe hospital for the criminally insane. Trapped on the island by a looming storm, one of many officers (Dicaprio) struggles to find the island’s true goal whilst occasions from his previous intertwine with the case.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SUNDAY 25 APRIL

Russia: 1000 Years of Historical past
7:30pm, SBS

PG
UK, 2021
Style: Documentary, Historical past
Language: English
Director: Alice Lee
What’s it about?
Narrated by Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), this can be a journey by a historical past of notorious Tsars – together with Ivan the Horrible, and the grotesque story of how he earned his nickname; and Peter the Nice, who turned Russia into an influence to rival the European empires, and Catherine the Nice, who would add half of Jap Europe to Russia’s Empire. However the surprising highs and lows of Tsarist rule have been nothing in comparison with what would come subsequent: some of the vital occasions of the twentieth century, the Russian Revolution.

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